Phrasing the Pauline Epistles
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Romans 7:4-5
by Ben-Lindsey
"The underlying emphasis of the book of Romans is that salvation produces total transformation." ~ John MacArthur
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Romans 7:1-3
by Ben-Lindsey
"If a criminal dies, he is no longer subject to prosecution and punishment, no matter how numerous and heinous his crimes may have been."
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Romans 6:23
by Ben-Lindsey
"Only the Son of God could have paid the cost of salvation. But He calls His followers to pay the cost of discipleship" ~ John MacArthur
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Romans 6:20-22
by Ben-Lindsey
"Without exception, every person who trusts in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord is freed from sin and enslaved to God." ~ John MacArthur
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Romans 6:19
by Ben-Lindsey
"God delivers men from enslavement to sin for the sole purpose of their becoming enslaved to Him and to His righteousness." ~ John MacArthur
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Romans 6:17-18
by Ben-Lindsey
"After genuine salvation a person will have the innate, Spirit-led desire to know and to obey God's truth." ~ John MacArthur
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Romans 6:16
by Ben-Lindsey
"The unsaved person is not free to do good or evil as he chooses. He is bound and enslaved to sin, and the only thing he can do is sin."
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Romans 6:15
by Ben-Lindsey
"A life that gives no evidence of moral and spiritual transformation gives no evidence of salvation." ~ John MacArthur
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Galatians 6:1-5
by Wells
Our heart's response to moral failure
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James 1:1-27
by Wells
James encourages his beloved brothers to be joyful in trials and to be people who obey God's word with compassion and holiness.
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Genesis 28:10-15
by Steven Long
Do not be discouraged when you sin. God's promise to be with His people is not hindered by your sin, as we learn from Jacob
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Deuteronomy 19:15-21
by Wells
Let us not rashly and quickly make charges against each other
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by Wells
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Psalms 1:1-6
by Wells
Who does the Lord look favourably on?
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by Wells
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by Wells
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Genesis 28:10-15
by Steven Long
God's promise to keep you secure lies not in your ability to perform or not perform, but in His good word
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Isaiah 53:1-6
by Steven Long
Jesus' incarnation was not simply to come as God in the flesh. It was to fulfill the atonement for His people and be crushed by God.
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Matthew 6:25-34
by Steven Long
Worry & Anxiousness are the beginning signs of idolatry, even worry over our basic needs. Do you worry?
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Matthew 6:25-34
by Steven Long
Even our basic needs are no cause for anxiety. Jesus assures us that the Father will provide for His children from day to day
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James 1:2-8
by Steven Long
What does believing and doubting have to do with prayer and receiving from God? EVERYTHING!
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John 3:9-18
by Steven Long
The believer's certainty is so sure that John stated it twice. God's love for His people is remarkable!
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Titus 3:3-8
by Pam Smith
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1 Peter 5:6-9
by Steven Long
Humility is submitting to God, both in trials and in the Church
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1 Corinthians 15:56-58
by Gina Habig
What are you hoping in?
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Philippians 1:3-11
by Steven Long
Paul's success in the gospel was due largely to the people's help. Do you stand behind those who minister to you?
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Philippians 1:1-2
by Steven Long
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1Peter 1:3-5
by Steven Long
The resurrection gives a believer hope because he will be kept by a power greater than himself–God's own power.
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1Peter 1:3-5
by Steven Long
We receive everything of God "according to His great mercy." Everything hinges on this
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Psalms 147:10-11
by Steven Long
How do we fear God and love Him at the same time? The Psalmist has the answer
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1 Peter 1:10-12
by Steven Long
Our salvation is the most precious thing we have. The prophets, apostles, and Holy Spirit all testify to it
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1 John 1:1-5
by Steven Long
The Incarnation of Christ is about more than just a manger. He is manifested for the joy of the world
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Deuteronomy 8:1-5
by Steven Long
Chaos is not always bad. God commands that we fully lean on Him. Israel's wanderings are a great example of good chaos.
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1 Thessalonians 4:1-12
by Ryan Robinson
More and More...Walking (Rightly) and Pleasing God...Loving One Another...
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1 Thessalonians 4:1-12
by Jonathan Stamberg
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1 Thessalonians 3:6-13
by Ryan Robinson
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1 Thessalonians 3:6-13
by Trish Caruso
May the Lord make us increase and abound in love.
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1 Thessalonians 2:17-3:5
by Trish Caruso
We must earnestly care about one another's faith.
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1 Peter 1:1-9
by Steven Long
Trials are only here for a little while; and then we are with Jesus. What a great comfort this should be to Christians!
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1 Thessalonians 2:17-3:5
by Liz Cleary
The most precious gift from God:  Our Faith
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1 Thessalonians 3:6-13
by Charlotte Flowers
Stand firm in your faith in hard times, encouraging one another.
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1 Thessalonians 2:17-3:5
by Ryan Robinson
Caring For the People God has Entrusted to us should be one of our passions
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1 Thessalonians 2:17-3:5
by Charlotte Flowers
Evangelizing is vital, but don't forget to disciple!
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1 Thessalonians 2:13-16
by Josué Pineda
Focus on the author and message, not on the messenger.
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1 Thessalonians 2:1-12
by Josué Pineda
Love for God and neighbor impels us to announce the Gospel in a manner worthy of God.
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1 Thessalonians 2:13-16
by Liz Cleary
Being imitators of the Gospel is proof the Word of God is working in us...Woe to those who hinder us from speaking the Gospel.
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1 Thessalonians 2:13-16
by Ryan Robinson
Thanksgiving to God for the reception of God's Word. The Word's continued work, evidenced in suffering for it.
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1 Thessalonians 2:13-16
by Charlotte Flowers
The two greatest commandments, Love God and Love Your Neighbor; yet the world despises God and opposes men.
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1 Thessalonians 2:1-12
by Ryan Robinson
Defending righteous lifestyle when falsely accused can be necessary for relationships.
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1 Thessalonians 1:1-10
by Robert A Lotzer
Paul thanks God for joyful witness of the Thessalonian church.
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1 Thessalonians 1:1-10
by Ryan Robinson
Thanksgiving to God, Through Prayer, Because of The Saints
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by Charlotte Flowers
As we await Jesus' return, we must work to serve God by serving others, sharing the Truth with confidence.
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1 Thessalonians 1
by Josué Pineda
Let us live not only as good children of God but also as loving members of His family.
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Isaiah 6:1-7
by Steven Long
God's holiness is fearful; His mercy is greater
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Galatians 3:1-7
by Steven Long
Forget your checklist. Stop looking inside to find your justification and look to the cross for a clean conscience.
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Ephesians 1:1-14
by Steven Long
God is the ultimate Blesser. We should focus less on our blessings and focus more on the Blesser Himself.
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Titus 3:1-8
by Steven Long
The goodness of God leads us to great philanthropic acts (good works) because He saved us from a life of sinful desires and attitudes.
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Titus 3:12-15
by Steven Long
If you believe good works has nothing to do with Christianity, think again. Good works doesn't sanctify us but it proves our fruit.
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Better URL for Shortcuts / Hotkeys
Hi team, it appears that there is no way to even copy a URL here so, here's an easier to type out URL to that list of shortcut / hotkeys: https://goo.gl/qpxw8B
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Biblearc Shortcuts / Hotkeys
Hi team, here is an unofficial list of shortcuts / hotkeys for Windows & Mac.  Hope it saves you some time.  If you see a way it could be improved, just comment directly in the spreadhseet.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1AgaiEsehdJLjlMK-2YN0xUhyfmTIamsYT8WXqpFjzMk/edit?usp=sharing
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Ryan Robinson
July 31-August 13
We will be working on 4:1-12.

Hope to see so other people join in on this. I've been enjoying this beautiful epistle. 

If you haven't don't anything yet, you can still join in. You got two weeks to finish the phrase. So, come on and share your insights from this next passage! 
Ryan Robinson
My Recent Phrase
Didn't have the time to do a full on published page. I've had some other things come on my plate recently. So, might not be able to do much other than share my phrase. We will see.
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Charlotte Flowers
Publishing/sharing reply
Trish, I'm no expert, but I think sharing your pages only allows members of your group to see them whereas everyone has access to published pages. As for adding your devotional, over on the right hand side there's a box labeled Add text block. That's where you get to write in whatever you want. And you can move your text to be ahead of or after your after phrasing or discourse module. I'm sure this explanation is as clear as mud!
Trish Caruso
Publishing Your Page
From the "Question Girl" (Sorry!):  I am having trouble publishing my page.  (1) I do not understand the difference between Sharing and Publishing.  (2) I cannot figure out how to add the devotional module.  I have looked at the tutorial.  I may have more, but these are the ones coming to my mind right now.

Thank you all very much for your kindness, grace, help, and unending patience with all the questions.
Ryan Robinson
1 Thess 3:6-13
July 17-30

Join in on the passage! :) 
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Software Help
I tried following your instructions but could not make it just delete one arrow in a group. I hope I understood correctly.
Josué Pineda
Ryan helped me with the wording of what I tried to say before:

1. Press the arrows tab (or number 4 on the keyboard)
2. Press new subordinate button
3. Click word that all the arrows are point to
4. Click clause(s) you don't want arrow to point to anymore.
5. Click create button
6. Click done button

That should be it. :)

italics are mine
Trish Caruso
Software Help
How do you delete just one arrow in a series of connected arrows without deleting them all?  Hope this makes sense.
Ryan Robinson
To my knowledge, you can't. I've ran into this a few times and it's always dishearting.
Pam Smith
I’ve found that the only other ones deleted are the arrows connected to the same anchor phrase.
Josué Pineda
There is one way to do it. Press the arrow button (as if if you are going to create a new one), then click on the word at the head of the arrow you want to delete, and finally click on the "tail" of the arrow. Press create, and it will make it.
Josué Pineda
This is the evidence that Progressions (P) are not easy to me.  =)
Josué Pineda
Please try, and let me know if it worked for you. This is how I do it.
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2 Weeks - More Participation (hopefully)
Greetings! 

Josue and I were talking about the current schedule and we decided that the weekly phrase is a little too quick. So, we are going to change up the schedule a little bit to where there are two weeks to do a section. 

Our hopes is that there will be more people that will join in with doing the phrasing through 1 Thessalonians. Please join in. 

So, this week is still 2:13-16 (shorter passage). Starting next week we will get going on 2:17-3:5. 

You don't need to go back and do the last couple section if you don't want to. Just jump right in! Or, you can go back if you want. Either way. There are a lot of people in the group so we hope that some more people will join in and phrase through this beautiful letter that Paul wrote to the Thessalonians! :) 

Thanks!
Josué Pineda
Thanks Ryan!!
Jonathan Stamberg
Thanks Ryan (and also to Josue!) for your leadership in this group.  And the change to 2 weeks seems to be a great idea.  I'm hoping I can engage a little in this study group in spite of a crazy schedule!
Jonathan Stamberg
P.S. just to make sure I understand, the schedule link from the Group description does not reflect the 2 week plan, right?
Ryan Robinson
You're correct. I should be able to change that sometime soon. We are working on 4:1-12 until 8/13. Join in!
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Trish Caruso
The "Fors"
First of all, thank you very much for your quick response. It is very much appreciated! So if I understand correctly, whenever the "For" is "gar", it is not grammatically subordinate but logically subordinate. Do I have that right?
Ryan Robinson
"for" is normally "gar" but not always. When it is gar, yes, it is grammatically a coordinating conjunction but it is logically subordinate in that it supports what precedes.

If you look at 1 Thessalonians 2:1, it's almost a perfect example of there being continuity with the preceded section (e.g. talking about his visit). But there is something new and that can be seen from using the vocative (brothers and sisters) and the attention getting device called a metacomment (you yourselves know...this phrase isn't needed and doesn't take the discourse forward at all it is a comment on what is about to be said). These two things show there is a bit of a shift happening. 

So, there is something new happening in one sense but continuity with was preceded as the same time. I hope this makes sense.

Now this isn't how it will work every time. It is a nice example to see this one though. 

Hope this isn't confusing but rather clear and helpful. :)
Trish Caruso
Help with the "Fors"
I am having a really hard time discerning all the sentences which start with "For", whether they are main phrases or a subordinates.  It has always been my understanding that the "For" sentences were subordinates, usually a ground.  As I look at others' work, I see a lot of times the "For" is pulled to the left as the main phrase.  I am very confused.  If there is anything you can tell me that will help me know the difference, like a "test", I would greatly appreciate it.  Thank you!
Ryan Robinson
This is a great question! When I get home from work I'm going to respond. But again, this is a great and important question!
Ryan Robinson
Alright. Again, I want to say this is great question.

Important to point out is that the greek word for "for" isn't always the same. What word is "behind" the word "for" really matters. But! the nice thing is a majority of the time (around 39% of the time from a quick search) it is the greek word γὰρ (gar). γὰρ inherently has a supporting function and yet is a coordinating conjunction (clear as mud yes?). 

So, look at it this way, it can start a new subsection (e.g. 1 Thessalonians 2:1) but there is continuity with what precedes in that it supports what precedes. Logically subordinate but grammatically it isn't. 

Steve Runge and Stephen Levinsohn have probably the best literature on the function of γὰρ. They are academic but worthy of wrestling through. :) 
Ryan Robinson
Let me know if I can clarify anything further of it you have a follow up question.
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1st Assignment
Hey guys, just wanted to let you all know that my phrase is coming––eventually :) Spring/Summer is heavy work schedule for me. Thanks for your patience
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When We're Finished Phrasing
What is the procedure when we are finished with all the passes of our first assignment?
Josué Pineda
For others who have trouble and see your question...

When you have finished our phrase:

1) click the share icon at the top of the project,
2) build your published page,
3) publish it.
4) and click the checkbox for this group from the list on the right.

Side note: We strongly encourage you all to publish your pages and not just to share them, including the audio clip, hashtags, and nugget. Also, please do not record blank audio. If you are not sure what to say, simply read a significant sentence from the passage.
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Titling
Will we all use the same title for our assignments, or title them individually?
Josué Pineda
Individual titles.
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Ryan Robinson
Schedule
I posted the schedule for 1 Thessalonians in the description of the group. 

Here it is also:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1s8qigae_2T6X4cxLK1XblKDP7B2r-inBd9luY_cRB4A/htmlview
Steven Long
I can't copy the link
Ryan Robinson
If you go to the description of the group, there is a link.
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Quick Question:
Just a quick question: are we using the same methods as taught in the Phrasing module for consistency or are we adding our own styles to this?
Josué Pineda
I think that consistency is important for the group. But at the same time, if you consider that a section of a passage could be displayed in a better way, feel free to do it.
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Voting Results
Thanks for sharing your opinion. 17 of you voted, and the result is the following:

1st) 1 Thessalonians - 7 votes
2nd) Ephesians - 6 votes
3rd) Philippians - 5 votes

If you would like to see all the results, follow this link https://goo.gl/Ul8FZc.

We can start working on 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 for the first week.

I hope we enjoy the adventure of studying together the Pauline epistles. I am looking forward to seeing the result of the study of each of us.
Josué Pineda
Although our main option is to work with the text in English, anyone is also welcome to publish their phrasing with Greek.
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Steven Long
Example Pericope
Hey guys, here's a screenshot to the Pericope data set on how the different versions break the book down. Not that we have to use 1Thess, but Ryan mentioned it so I thought I would just grab a quick screenshot. Here's the link:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/reen2gnyj52ax4b/Pericope-1Thess.png?dl=0
Steven Long
Screenshot
Is there a way to post a scrreenshot to the group?
Josué Pineda
Not yet Steven.
Steven Long
Passage
Logos also has a Pericope set that breaks down all the passages. Not sure how useful it would be.
Josué Pineda
Good idea Steven.
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Let's vote!
...to make a joint decision about the book with which we will begin.

https://goo.gl/NUKniR
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Let the vote begins!
Josué Pineda
Voting will be closed tomorrow morning. So you still have time to give your opinion. https://goo.gl/NUKniR
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cool idea bro
I think all of this sounds good.  I'm game for whatever book!
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Ryan Robinson
Book Suggestion
I suggest 1 or 2 Thessalonians. 

They are sometimes lost in the Pauline Corpus and are a little more simple than some of the other shorter Pauline letters (when it comes to grammar). The simpler grammar will help in kick starting something like this in the context of phrasing.

The more difficult part would be landing on the outline of the book probably. We could just take one of the top commentaries outlines (Weima?) and run with that instead of someone else having to determine the outline.
Steven Long
I know Logos also has a feature called pericope sets that break down all the passages. Not sure how useful that would be.
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How this group can work
Welcome, everyone! It is good to see you again in this group.

The idea for how this group can work is similar to other groups, as Gilerphone mentioned:

1) We select a Pauline epistle (I would like to suggest a short one to start).
2) We create a calendar according to the outline of the epistle.
3) We share our thoughts about what people share.
4) When we finished an epistle, we continue to another one.

Any comments? Ideas?

Feel the freedom to invite others.

(Please do not reply via email, but rather use the link above to go to the group where you can respond to this message or add a new one).
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Gilerphone
Group Plan
Hey all,
I'm not sure how groups work on Bible Arc but from looking at other groups, it seems we could do this the following way. Select a Pauline Epistle, have someone break it down into phrase-able chunks and then take one of those chunks each week to phrase. We each create a published page for our work and then we can discuss one another's work in the comments.
I've been doing a little work in Colossians so I have a possible breakdown for that I'd be willing to share. 
I'm also happy to do something completely different to what I suggested above. I just wanted to get the ball rolling.
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